Web tour: House museums on Squidoo

Hancock Shaker Village Laundry and Machine ShopYou may recall my recent web neighbor post about Fivecat Studio and their blog Living Well in Westchester. In my post I referenced their Squidoo lens "Your Complete Guide to Residential Architecture", which is an extensive compilation of links. I suggested they include a section devoted to house museums, and now they have. Scroll down through their updated guide to link to house museums from around the country.

I've written here about several notable New England house museums, like Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass. (which is shown above); Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Conn.; Gropius House in Lincoln, Mass.; and Yin Yu Tang in Salem, Mass., which I mentioned in my last post. I expect to explore and share with you additional compelling regional house museums in the coming months. Meanwhile, consider those I've already featured. You might be surprised by the unique architecture and history not far from your back door.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast